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On 5 October we sent an email to all staff about the mobile testing unit. Please read the full email below:

Dear all staff,
 

On Friday, an email was sent to all staff to let you know that a mobile testing unit would be on campus.  This has now been extended and will remain on campus until the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday 6 October).
 
All the information is available below.  As a reminder, anyone who has symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19 must report this to the University using this form. Please continue to visit the Autumn 2020 webpages for advice and guidance.  Please let us know if there is information you can’t find or is missing.
 
We also let you know that we would be regularly publishing a dashboard of current positive cases of Coronavirus.  This will be done twice weekly on a Monday and Thursday. The next update will therefore be made this afternoon. 
 
Mobile testing unit
 
We will have a mobile testing unit on campus which allows for up to 400 tests a day (although the precise number of tests it will be able to carry out will depend upon the laboratory capacity to process them). The unit will be located in the Arts Carpark (no.7A) today and tomorrow (Tuesday 6 October).
 
The unit is for symptomatic testing and those people requiring the service should book an appointment through through the national booking systemThis will help any students currently living on campus, who are concerned about having symptoms to seek a test and hopefully receive one onsite.
 
The mobile testing unit is purposely positioned on the edge of the campus, and close to University residences making it easy for students to access. It will complement the existing testing site in the City and another mobile testing unit.  The mobile testing unit on campus will be available for members of the public to book if they choose it as their closest and most convenient location. 
 
Car parking will be available for those driving for a test and face coverings must be worn whilst walking to the testing location and whilst within the controlled parking areas. People are told not to take public transport to attend testing venues.
 
Having a mobile testing unit on campus has been made possible as a result of successful partnership working with the University, local council and PHE.  Provision of testing sites in the area is determined by the local Public Health Authority working with central Government; we will do all that we can to retain the facility on site.

Kind regards,
 
Internal Communications

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By: Charlie Littlejones
Last updated: Wednesday, 7 October 2020

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